S. Arabian Peninsula, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia: Afghanistan, Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen as per POWO;
Common name: Long-Spike Finger Grass • Sanskrit: Manthanaka • Telugu: Tikativva

Perennials. Leaves to 30 x 0.8 cm, lanceolate, acuminate, base obtuse, pilose, convolute; ligule membranous. Spikes digitate, to 25 cm, 3-8 slender, rachis triquetrous, minutely serrate; spikelets 5 mm, linear, awned, 2-flowered; callus bearded; lower glume lanceolate, 2 mm, hyaline, 1 nerved, upper glume 5 mm, lanceolate, aristate, acuminate; fertile lemmas oblong, chartaceous, awns to 15 mm, palea 4 mm, lanceolate, delicate, sterile lemmas reduced to awns, to 6 mm. 

Flowering and fruiting: November-December
Semi-evergreen, dry and moist deciduous forests
China, Indo-Malesia to Australia
(From India Biodiversity Portal (Chloris dolichostachya Lag.) 

Grass Week : Chloris dolichostachya : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Chloris dolichostachya from Pench and Satpura tiger reserves



Chloris dolichostachya Lag. Gen. Sp. Pl. [Lagasca] 5. 1816.





Hooghly-skDec09- grass unknown : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10).
This grass grows in village thickets. About 3-4 ft tall, slender.
Upper leaves are about 1 ft long. Pictures were recorded on 08/12/2014.
Any chance of Chloris dolichostachya Lg.?

Yes it is. accepted name is Enteropogon dolichostachyus (Lag.) Keng

Yes, it is.

chloris dolichostachya

Yes. Chloris dolichostachya





Feb2015sk20/40Hooghly : Enteropogon dolichostachyus (Lag.) Keng : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (14)
Photographed on 03/11/2013


Another grass for ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. 4 images- 1 to 4 mb each.
Spotted at Sanjay Van, New Delhi.

Enteropogon sp., resembles acicularis,

Chloris dolichostachya

Enteropogon dolichostachyus (Lag.) Keng, is it not accepted name


Need help id’ing 4-spiked grass : 4 posts by 3 authors. 4 high res. images.
Bhopal; black soil; 18/10/2020

Cyanodon sp.,

Chloris dolichostachya

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